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14 November 1997 Building artificial networks of neuronal cells with light-assisted polymer surface functionalization
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The surface of photosensible diazo-naphto-quinone/novolak film was chemically manipulated through UV exposure and subsequent functionalization processes to obtain surfaces with different chemistries (DNQ, carboxylic, and peptidic groups). The neuronal cell attachment is controlled by three pairs of antagonistic surface variables: charged/uncharged species, amino/carboxylic groups and hydrophilic/hydrophobic balance, in which the former promote the adhesion. The study proves that microlithographic techniques in connection with surface functionalization with specific neuro-peptides can be used to build artificial networks with neuronal cells.
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Dan V. Nicolau, Hideo Taniguchi, Takahisa Taguchi, and Susumu Yoshikawa "Building artificial networks of neuronal cells with light-assisted polymer surface functionalization", Proc. SPIE 3241, Smart Materials, Structures, and Integrated Systems, (14 November 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.293501
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